Hardcover, 461 pages
Published June 24th 2008 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Age Group: YA
Summary (from Goodreads)
After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Nicolo Machiavelli, immortal author and celebrated art collector, is working for Dee. He’s after them, and time is running out for Nicholas and Perenell. For every day spent without the Book of Abraham the Mage, they age one year, their magic becoming weaker and their bodies more frail. For Flamel, the Prophecy is becoming more and more clear.
It’s time for Sophie to learn the second elemental magic: Fire Magic. And there’s only one man who can teach it to her: Flamel’s old student, the Comte de Saint-Germain alchemist, magician, and rock star. Josh and Sophie Newman are the world’s only hope if they don’t turn on each other first.
I loved the first book in the series so much, but it was before I started blogging and reviewing so I do not have a review for it. oh well, here is my review of the 2nd book.
This book was amazing! I loved it so much. It was even better than the first one, which is no easy feat. I love that the people in these books are people from history (and mythology) I am a history nerd myself, so whenever a book incorporates anything historical I swoon a bit.
The storyline is action packed and fast paced. I like how they switch of between the main characters. Each chapter is from a different perspective and they rotate through the twins and flamel and pernelle. There are also chapters from Dee and Machiavelli’s perspective as well. The author goes just far enough with each storyline to keep you interested and he always stops with you wanting more. Then he switches over to another person. I found this style very engrossing.
I love the magic and the creatures you meet in this series, and I cannot wait to read the next installment.
I am so worried that something is going to come between sophie and josh, and my fingers are crossed that nothing does.
One of the best books I have read in a while